Hospital launches infection campaign

Royal Lancaster Infirmary.'The original old building.
Royal Lancaster Infirmary.'The original old building.

A campaign which aims to raise public awareness of how hospital staff, patients and visitors can do to help reduce infections such as MRSA, norovirus and Clostridium Difficile has been launched at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

Installations and posters will ask patients, staff and the public “Is it me”, “Is it you” or “Is it them” who are responsible for tackling infections.

The campaign also includes signs in toilets, high-profile hand hygiene dispensers, and floor signs.

Sue Smith, the Executive Chief Nurse of the Trust said: “It is the season when Norovirus can strike, and we want people to think about infection prevention wherever they may be in our hospitals.

“Simple steps can make a huge difference.”